HIV/AIDS affected parents in South Africa can be in too poor of health to care for their children, or die from their illness leaving their children in the care of their grandparents. Ensuring that those grandparents are healthy and have a good foundation of health education will help both generations live healthy productive lives.
1 Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner
4 Registered Nurses
1 Public Health Specialist
LearnToLive South Africa began in October of 2015. We partnered with an established NGO Woza Moya, a community-based NGO located in the Ufafa Valley of rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. They asked LearnToLive to come to help with the development of protocols for the health clinics with a focus on compliance with HIV medications as well as multi resistant TB medications. LearnToLive is also developed and ran capacity building sessions for the health care workers of Woza Moya focusing on patient compliance of medications as well as primary health instruction.
The LearnToLive team provided Wellness Clinics for the Gogo’s ( Grannies ) and their grandchildren. Reproductive health program were conducted in 4 schools to their teenage population. LTL also worked to build capacity of the community health workers, providing sessions on health, nutrition, and the social elements of health. With the help of Days For Girls packs, we taught the women of the community how to make reusable menstruation hygiene kits.
We worked to increase the health knowledge of vulnerable populations in order for people to live long and healthy lives.
Conducted a needs assessment that will help inform our ongoing development of programs for the region.
South Africans dying from AIDS-related illnesses in 2012.
Prevalence of HIV in South Africa's population.
Founder / Executive Director / Registered Nurse
Born in Australia and now residing in New Orleans, she founded LTL in 2011.
Registered ICU Nurse
Andy is a stellar ICU nurse at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She joined us on our 2014 Indonesian Health Initiative where all the locals were amazed at how her bun stayed on top of her head!
Registered Nurse & Wound Care Specialist
Donny may have had every role in nursing that you can think of. Thankfully he brings all his expertise to the table every year at our Indonesian Health Initiative clinics. With a vast knowledge in wound care products he’s both a clinician and an educator to our student nurses.
Leigh is a registered nurse from Melbourne who specializes in being totally awesome. He’s been with us since 2012 on our 1st Indonesian Health Initiative and expanded his reach to Laos by educating rural male populations about their reproductive health.
Doctor & Ultrasound Educator
Nicole joined us on our 2014 Indonesian Health Initiative clinics armed with an ultrasound machine and a mission to show people their insides. She’s since brough ultrasound education to clinicians in remote Mok Mai Laos with the LTL SCAN program.
Filmmaker & Logistics Coordinator
Alex began his role at LearnToLive as Artist in Residence as 1/2 of Wandering Cameras. He has since expanded his role as an on the ground logistics coordinator for nearly every project LTL has created, while still shooting films!
Casey lives in San Antonio, Texas. She has been involved in LTL since the beginning and never imagined how far we would all come and how much LTL would grow. Casey is passionate about food and all aspects of nutrition.